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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 14 September 2016

Posted on Wednesday September 14, 2016 (13:38:45)

Hospitals for expats being built

Three new hospitals dedicated solely to expat workers in Qatar will be completed early next year.

The hospitals will be handed over to the country's Ministry of Public Health when they are equipped and open to receive patients.

A spokesman for the Ministry said: “The three hospitals will have an impact and make a big leap in Qatar's health services. They will also ease the burden on existing hospitals and also provide better services for citizens and residents.”   more ...


5 Places Where Healthcare Is Better Than The US

Posted on Tuesday September 13, 2016 (13:33:09)

The American expenditure on healthcare (17% of the GDP) is higher than most other countries in the world. However, in spite of this, it doesn’t fare too well on several fronts. In fact, the Commonwealth Fund 2014, ranking healthcare systems of different countries, placed it last on the list.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 07 September 2016

Posted on Wednesday September 07, 2016 (12:42:57)

Expats reveal the best countries for healthcare

A survey has asked expats around the world what they think of their experiences in their new countries for health care provision.

The findings from InterNations’ Expat Insider report reveal that Austria is the number one country for healthcare provision, with 82% of expats saying they are impressed with the quality of medical care.

In addition, 79% of expats living and working in Austria say that healthcare in the country is affordable.   more ...


5 Places Where Healthcare is Better Than The UK

Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016 (13:48:16)

When it comes to healthcare, the United Kingdom is usually in the top league, especially when compared to most Asian and some of the other European countries. This is mainly because the National Health System (NHS), UK’s public healthcare system, has evolved rapidly over a period of time to become one of the largest and most developed across the globe.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 24 August 2016

Posted on Wednesday August 24, 2016 (14:57:06)

Employers of expats warned over EHIC

Employers of expats are being warned that travel insurance and the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are not providing sufficient protection for employees who are travelling or working overseas.

The warning comes from Jelf Employee Benefits after a warning in July from the Association of British Insurers which said travellers should still use travel insurance and the EHIC after the UK's vote to leave the European Union.   more ...


Interview With Stephanie Eltz, Founder, Doctify

Posted on Monday August 08, 2016 (12:22:23)
Stephanie Eltz

Stephanie, you're the founder of Doctify. Could you tell us about the site and the service it provides?

On Doctify you can search, compare and book a doctor and health specialist online. It takes you less then 60 seconds to book a doctor who is available and near you. You can read up about the doctor, about their education and specialist interest.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 02 August 2016

Posted on Wednesday August 03, 2016 (11:57:09)

British expats fail to prepare for their healthcare needs

Just 42% of British expats planning an overseas work assignment arrange their healthcare provision before moving abroad, according to a survey.

AXA PPP International says that six in ten expats do not prepare and just 42% arrange health care cover before moving abroad.   more ...


The Ten Best Countries For Healthcare In Europe

Posted on Tuesday August 02, 2016 (11:36:22)

Healthcare is a huge consideration for expats when choosing a location to move to. A country with an unreasonably expensive healthcare system or a healthcare system that is of very poor quality is a country that most expats will very quickly knock off their list. Often, people move abroad primarily so that they can have access to good quality healthcare without needing to spend a fortune.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 26 July 2016

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016 (14:01:47)

US expats need to comply with ACA

America's Affordable Care Act (ACA) has some elements that US residents who are living and working overseas need to abide by.

Among them is a need to meet the minimum essential coverage and the Individual Shared Responsibility Payment; failure to meet some of the criteria could lead to financial penalties.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 19 July 2016

Posted on Tuesday July 19, 2016 (13:39:51)

Brexit fallout will impact on expats and their healthcare

The fallout from the Brexit vote continues, with many British expats living and working in Europe worried about whether they will have access to healthcare once the country's withdrawal from the European Union is completed.

Currently, UK citizens who live in EU member states are entitled to free healthcare with the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).   more ...

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